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online workshop

Atrial fibrillation: improve detection and person-centred care - focal point


  • Released: 09/2023
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 5h:30m

This learning programme will enable you to improve the detection of atrial fibrillation in your role and provide person-centred care to support people with atrial fibrillation to self-manage their condition. 

This focal point is linked to the Fundamentals of cardiovascular therapeutics e-course. As part of the preparation for the focal point it is essential that you work through Unit 2 of this e-course before attending the focal point online workshop.

Learning outcomes

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • describe how you can work collaboratively to improve the detection of people with atrial fibrillation
  • support people by taking a person-centred approach in the prevention of stroke and risks associated with atrial fibrillation
  • demonstrate a shared decision-making approach to consultations to support people with atrial fibrillation
  • apply clinical guidance in practice to support people with medicines optimisation for atrial fibrillation
  • empower people to make lifestyle changes and reduce modifiable risk factors to help prevent further complications associated with atrial fibrillation.

How to use this programme

We deliver our online workshops using Zoom. You will have received a separate email (from the lead tutor via Zoom) with a unique link to join this Zoom event. Please do not share this link with others. The email allows you to add the event to your calendar of choice. If you do this it will save the link for you too. You can also find a copy of your link on the CPPE website in your pending bookings.
Please note:

  • You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the online workshop.
  • To get the most from this workshop we recommend that you use a laptop or desktop computer.
  • You will be asked to put your camera on and unmute yourself for some or all of the event.
  • This event must not be undertaken while travelling, or in a public place.
  • We expect you to prepare for our events by completing all pre-workshop activities. Details of these will be emailed to you by the lead tutor or can be found via your pending bookings.

You will need to book on to the Fundamentals of cardiovascular therapeutics e-course and complete Unit two of this e-course in advance of attending the focal point online workshop.

If for any reason you cannot attend the event, you must cancel your place via your Pending bookings on the CPPE website. Failure to do this may result in a cancellation fee and restrictions being placed on your CPPE account.

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Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists